Yesterday at Fabtech, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event in Chicago, the Five co-sponsors unveiled a new logo and brand identity for the FABTECH series of events.

The five co-sponsors include the American Welding Society (AWS), the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), the Precision Metal forming Association (PMA), the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI), and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).

Fabtech believes that the industry is evolving and that the new logo reflects the innovation and emerging manufacturing technologies showcased at FABTECH. With its more modern look and feel, the new logo design better conveys the current and future direction of the FABTECH brand.

John Catalano, FABTECH Show Co-Manager and SME Senior Director, commented, “The manufacturing industry is entering a new age and experiencing an industrial revolution that is changing the way we manufacture,” He added, “And in the midst of this, FABTECH is also evolving to stay at the leading edge of the industry. We are excited to launch a new logo that demonstrates the evolution of the FABTECH brand.”

”The manufacturing industry is entering a new age and experiencing an industrial revolution…”

John Catalano, FABTECH Show Co-Manager and SME Senior Director.

“While we usher in a new visual identity, FABTECH remains committed to delivering a high-quality, innovative event experience,” added Mark Hoper, FABTECH Show Co-Manager and FMA Senior Vice-President of Media and Expositions.

“The show will continue to meet the demands of the industry and showcase not only what’s new, but what’s next,” Hoper explained.

Evidence of FABTECH’s embrace of innovation is on display in Chicago this week with a new pavilion dedicated to the advanced technology of additive manufacturing as well as expert panels and education sessions on the future of manufacturing, including smart manufacturing, the Industrial Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, automation and more.

The new logo mark and simple letter structure offers a more relevant, forward-thinking image while still honouring and preserving FABTECH’s rich history.

The new logo is the first piece of a strategic branding initiative to bring a consistent, cohesive and contemporary look and feel to all FABTECH events. The evolved brand identity will be rolled out for all FABTECH events, communications, and other publications throughout the next year.